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Sutter Imaging in Fairfield Offers Free Mammograms to Underinsured Women in Solano County

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Community Benefit, Our Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Solano Medical Center, Women's Services | 0 comments

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sutter Imaging in Fairfield is offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women on Saturday, Oct. 8.

It is one of eight Sutter Imaging sites in the greater Sacramento/Solano region that have set aside one Saturday this month to perform the free digital screening mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women who otherwise may not have access to these potentially life-saving screenings.

“Early detection can lead to a longer, healthier life,” said David Totah, Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Services manager for Sutter Medical Foundation in Solano County. “Unfortunately, some women view mammograms as ‘optional,’ especially those without insurance or who have high copayments. We want to help create better access for them and put them on a path toward wellness.”

Sutter Imaging is part of the not-for-profit Sutter Health network of hospitals, health-care facilities and physicians. Comprehensive, fully integrated imaging services are part of Sutter Health’s all-inclusive approach to patient care. With the latest technology and a compassionate staff, Sutter Imaging’s goal is to make every experience as easy and as comfortable as possible.

The Sutter Imaging in Fairfield is located at 2700 Low Court. To sign up for a mammogram, call the office at (707) 432-2500. An appointment is required and space is limited; however, there was plenty of access for the Fairfield location as of Wednesday, Oct. 5.

When the free mammogram program discovers abnormal results, it connects the women with community agencies or their insurance options to provide follow-up care. The first free mammography day this year was held Oct. 1 in Elk Grove, and 23 women participated. At least one had a positive result for an abnormality and will be receiving follow-up care; this wouldn’t have been caught if not for the free mammography event in Elk Grove.

Here are the dates and locations of the free mammogram sessions that still have access for appointments. To sign up, contact the Sutter Imaging location you want to attend directly at the number provided.

Oct. 8: Sutter Imaging Roseville II, 2 Medical Plaza, Suite 105, Roseville, (916) 865-1432.

Oct. 8: Sutter Imaging Amador, 100 Mission Blvd., Jackson, (209) 223-7560.

Oct. 8: Sutter Imaging Fairfield, 2700 Low Court, Fairfield, (707) 432-2500.

Oct. 15: Sutter Imaging Sacramento, 3161 L St., Sacramento, (916) 262-9534.

Oct. 15: Sutter Imaging Davis, 2020 Sutter Place, Suite 102, Davis, (530) 747-5030.

Oct. 22: Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education St., Auburn, (530) 886-6562.

For more information about Sutter Imaging centers, call 1-877-515-0053 or visit www.checksutterfirst.org/imaging.

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Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Community Benefit, Our Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Foundation, Sutter Solano Medical Center, Women's Services | 0 comments